Titanic stamps reveal little known connection with island of Alderney

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28 February 2012
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imports_CCGB_titanic-group-1-_46341.jpg Titanic stamps reveal little known connection with island of Alderney
The release of six Titanic themed stamps on behalf of the isle of Alderney has revealed a little known connection between the famous ship and Alderney. ...

Guernsey Post has issued a set of six stamps on behalf of the channel island of Alderney, revealing a little-known connection between the island and the famous ship. Artist Nick Walton worked with Guernsey Post to create the six stamps, which together make up a timeline of the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.

The stamps show the ship embarking upon its voyage (36p), the ship at full sail (47p), the ship's grand staircase (48p), the orchestra playing as the ship sank (52p), the captain (61p),  and the lifeboats (65p). Dawn Gallienne, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: 'During our research into the Titanic we discovered a little known fact: she sailed past Alderney as she travelled from Cherbourg to Queenstown on what was to be her first and last voyage.  We have depicted her sailing past Braye Harbour on our 47p stamp.'

For all the latest stamp and coin issues and news, see each issue of Stamp & Coin Mart. Our April issue, on sale 9 March, is a Titanic special, packed full of features on the famous ship and her links with the world of philately.

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